Taught course

Engineering Business Leadership

University of Warwick · Warwick Manufacturing Group

Entry requirements

The course is designed for those in employment as you will need to apply your studies directly to the work environment throughout the programme.

We recommend you have at least three years of appropriate professional experience and that you possess the equivalent of a UK second-class honours degree.

The course is also open to talented people without a first degree, who have relevant work-experience, have taken a less-traditional route in their career and who will have shown great potential in the business. Please contact us to discuss.

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

    • Band A
    • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Months of entry


Course content

The ability to operate in a complex and global environment is crucial for any Engineering Leader today. You need to be agile and innovative, influence others across the business, be a strategic thinker whilst also inspiring and leading your team.

This course will equip you with appropriate knowledge and skills to help you understand how businesses operate and become a more effective leader. It will encourage you to look at how to evaluate challenging business problems and optimise efficiency and competitiveness.

We liaised with industry leaders across the UK to develop a new and engaging curriculum aligned to what modern businesses need today. By understanding the latest applied knowledge, tools, and techniques you will be able to lead your team to identify and deliver effective business solutions on time and on budget.

We cover a wide range of subjects on the course, including strategy, finance, people, technology, operations, and supply chain management. Our aim is to give you a broad understanding of any technology or engineering-led business, whilst focusing on how you can maximise value. You will learn important problem solving and decision-making skills to make effective and sustainable improvements to your business.

The applied nature of this Master’s course means you can take knowledge learnt on the programme and immediately apply it to your role via work-based assignments, instilling the theory into practice. Your business will benefit from your increased knowledge and confidence as you will feel empowered to make improvements and lead the change in your organisation. You will gain an academic qualification from a top 10 UK university and develop yourself professionally.

If you’re not yet ready to commit to a period of long-term study, you can also build up to your MSc in stages by stopping after two years with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

WMG Part-time Master's Team
+44 (0)24 765 23976